Am I – I Am is an assortment of delectable snippets from various talks of Karl Renz – talks which Karl often refers to as ‘Living Words’.
These ‘Living Words’ are best described in Karl’s own words as those “without a speaker, having no direction, are not teaching, give no advice and do not want anything from you.”
This, simply put, is the heart of the book.
All you can say about the phenomenon named ‘Karl’ is that the words that emanate from him are a relentless destroyer of all concepts – from the cosy to the profound. Using his livewire humour and trademark wordplay, Karl edges you so far beyond your pet concepts that at some point you may just find that ‘you’ have fallen off into the void.
An enigmatic feature of Karl’s words is that they are utterly bereft of intent or strategy. And surprise! Something which otherwise would have been deemed fit to be dismissed as mindless prattle, has quite the opposite effect in this case – of making one want for more and never having enough of it!
This spontaneous barrage of Karl’s words, steeped in carefree-ness and intentionless-ness, can be more destructive to ‘whatever that can be destroyed’ than any conceivable tool of destruction. So, go ahead and enter this vortex of Absolute churning at your own risk – ‘you’ may or may not get out!
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